Whole Foods Donates to the Beer and Wine Tasting

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The Friends of Dedham Civic Pride just found out that Whole Foods of Dedham will be generously supporting the Annual Beer and Wine Tasting with a donation of a Crudite Platter, two Meze Platters, a Chip and Dip platter and a Crowd Pleaser Cheese Platter. 

The Beer and Wine Tasting is a fun evening with great tasting foods, wines and beers. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund our community outreach programs for 2018. 

If you would like to join us, tickets are available on Eventbrite.  A pre-event ticket order will automatically enter you into the door prize raffle. Pre-event tickets are $40. 

 

September News.....

There is much going on for Dedham Civic Pride this September.

The Utility Box Painting Project designs have been chosen and the painting will start by Saturday, September 16th. Four boxes in East Dedham will be painted by local artists with designs of nature. The boxes are located at the East Dedham Fire Station, at the intersection of Saw Mill Lane and Milton Street, on Milton Street, and at the intersection of Milton and River Streets near A.S.P.I. Check out the designs on our "Utility Box Painting" Page.

On Sunday, September 24, Dedham Civic Pride will be at Dedham Day with their annual Pumpkin Decoration Table. Children will receive a free pumpkin, as supply last, to decorate with foam faces, markers and glitter. 

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We will also have jewelry for sale to help raise funds for the purchase of fall bulbs to plant around town. The jewelry was donated by a local crafter and include bracelets and earrings at very reasonable prices.

We hope to see you there!

Town Wide Clean-Up Day

The Town Wide Clean Up Day will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Lend a hand to help put some sparkle to the town.

We need volunteers for two sites. The first site is the area that will become the next Sponsor-A-Spot. Located at the intersection of Highland and Washington Streets, the area needs a good raking and weeding. During the month of May, the site will be transformed with new loam, native drought resistant plants and hardscaping. Volunteers will need to bring their own rake for this site.

The second site is the old stand by - Rustcraft Road. This is one of many busy streets in town, and unfortunately, trash accumulates up and down and on both sides of the road. 

T-shrits (while supply lasts) will be given out to those you come on time. Snacks and drinks will also be supplied. Trash bags, latex gloves and some tools will be available.

If you would like to volunteer, please email dedhamcivicpride@gmail.com

Volunteers for the 2015 Town Wide Clean Up work at the Town Landing.

Volunteers for the 2015 Town Wide Clean Up work at the Town Landing.

Dedham Civic Pride to Develop New Sponsor-A-Spot

Plans are underway for a new Sponsor-A-Spot in Dedham Civic Pride’s signature program. The new spot is located at the intersection of Highland and Washington Streets. This is a large area and will be developed in several stages.

 

The first stage will be the clean-up of the site including the removal of weeds, unwanted grass, and the raking of several seasons of leaves. This phase will be worked on during the Town Wide Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm. Volunteers are needed for the cleanup portion of this project, so if you would like to help with the raking and weeding, please contact Janet Holmes at 781-249-9258 or at dedhamcivicpride@gmail.com. This project would qualify for community service hours for middle and high school students.

 

Once the site is cleaned up and, with weather permitting, a variety of droAught tolerant and native plants will be installed at the top of the hill. The Friends of Dedham Civic Pride has applied for a grant to the Massachusetts Master’s Gardener’s Association to help cover the cost of the new plantings. The organization is still waiting to hear about the status of the grant. Other funding for this site will come from a portion of the proceeds from the Friends of Dedham Civic Pride’s Spring Gala which will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the historic MIT Endicott House. Advance tickets ($80) for the event are available on Eventbrite.

The hilly area in the left of the photo at the intersection of Washington and Highland Streets will be the focus of the DCP landscape staff and volunteers this spring.

The hilly area in the left of the photo at the intersection of Washington and Highland Streets will be the focus of the DCP landscape staff and volunteers this spring.

2017 Spring Gala

Wrapped bottles of wine provided from Fine Estates of Spain for the Wine Pull at the Friends of Dedham Civic Pride's Spring Gala.

Wrapped bottles of wine provided from Fine Estates of Spain for the Wine Pull at the Friends of Dedham Civic Pride's Spring Gala.

The Friends of Dedham Civic Pride's Spring Gala will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at the historic MIT Endicott House at 80 Haven Street, Dedham, MA.

One of the best social events of the spring, this year the Friends will be honoring Selectman Michael Butler and his wife Cecilia Butler for their support of Dedham Civic Pride through the years.

Come enjoy the fabulous surroundings at the Endicott House while sampling tasty finger foods and appetizers, drinks and desserts.  Take a chance to bid on the terrific items that will be on the silent auction table.  Don't forget the Wine Pull where you will go home with one or two world class bottles of wine.

Tickets are $80 (pre-ordered) at Eventbrite; $90 at the door.

Proceeds benefit the programs of Dedham Civic Pride - Sponsors A Spot, Blooms, Banners and Benches.

 

Fall Beer and Wine Tasting

The Annual Fall Beer and Wine Tasting will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Endicott Estate from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Sample the Fine Estates of Spain wines and Martignetti Liquor's beers.  Enjoy the finger foods provided by Whole Foods, Wegmans, Uno Pizzeria and Grill, and Cutlets.

Raffle tickets will be sold (15 tickets for $5.00) and you can take a chance to win some fun prizes like Yankee Candles. floral arrangement by Robinson Florist (Oakdale Square), a Blooms Pot, and an accent piece from Décor and More (Westwood).

Tickets are $35 (pre-ordered) or $40 at the door.  All proceeds to benefit the programs of Dedham Civic Pride.  To order tickets visit our home page or Eventbrite.com

Dedham Civic Pride's First Annual Photography Contest

Dedham Civic Pride will be sponsoring a photography contest this spring, summer and fall to see what the gardener's of Dedham have been up to this planting season.

Whether you have a fabulous garden or an outstanding shrub or plant, snap a picture and send it to dedhamcivicpride@gmail.com.  Pictures that are submitted will be posted to our Facebook page.  

Our committee will pick some of the outstanding pictures to be printed and displayed at the Annual Beer and Wine Tasting on Friday, November 4th at the Endicott Estate.  

Dedham Civic Pride Hosts "Dough Raiser" at Uno's Pizzeria

On Friday, July 29th, Dedham Civic Pride will host a Dough Raiser at Uno's Pizzeria & Grill at 270 Providence Highway (Dedham Mall).  From open (11:00 am) to close (11:30 pm) anyone who presents our Dough Raiser Coupon will be helping DCP raises funds for our fall bulb planting extravaganza!

This fund raiser applies to dine in, take out and bar sales.  So mark your calendar for Friday, July 29th...hope to see many familiar faces at Uno's.  Just make sure to print out the coupon below and give it to your server so the Dedham Civic Pride can get credit for your showing up!

Oh, one more thing.....Dedham Civic Pride will be at the Dedham Farmer's Market on Wednesday, July 27th.  You can pick up Uno Dough Raiser Coupons there.

 

2016 Spring Gala

The weather was rainy and chilly, but inside the MIT Endicott House it was warm and bright as the community gathered together for the 2016 Friends of Dedham Civic Pride's Spring Gala on May 6, 2016.

Over 190 people enjoyed the fabulous appetizers and finger foods while engaging in lively conversation.  Musical entertainment was provided by Maya Lane, a talented high school student.

The Silent Auction table was stocked with thirty one donated items.  Decor and More donated a Sisco and Berluti beaded bracelet; The Marr Company donated tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astro game; a photograph of the Bradley Estate, Canton was donated by Kerry Hawkins, member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild; an ornamental tree donated by Bartlett Tree Experts and so much more.  

The Live Auction included the premier sponsor a spot on Eastern Ave and Route 1.  This coveted spot will be sponsored by Cheryl Sullivan for 2016.  Another lucky group will be fed by the fabulous chef, Edith Stevens, as a dinner party for eight brought top dollar for the night.

During the course of the evening, Joe Flanagan, Director of Public Works for the town of Dedham was honored for his support and contributions to Dedham Civic Pride.  “As the Director and liaison to our Board Joe has offered his knowledge and years of experience to help us achieve our goals to improve the aesthetic appearance of our community.” said Chairman Amy Black.

Thanks to all who sponsored, donated and attended the Gala for this year.  Again the programs of Dedham Civic Pride will continue throughout the town, improving the appearance of Dedham